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Festival <Miyabikai Osendo (Miyabi party is visiting a shrine)>

Hello This is Myako.

All Geiko and Maiko of GionKobu(Kyomai Inoue dancing style) are wearing same Yukata and going to visit a Yasaka shrine to have a prayer in early July.

The event is called ‘Miyabikai Osendo’ and they pray for improving their dancing skill and good health.

Generally the meaning of ‘Osendo’ is that you have to walk around main shrine 1000times and then pray, however it is bit strange but it is Ok for walking around main shrine only 3times then pray.

So Geiko and Maiko are walking around main shrine 3times then going inside to have a prayer.

After having a prayer,Geiko and Maiko take memorial pictures together. Actually this is the only time for them to take photos all together.
To see so many Geiko and Maiko in the same frame is quite powerful looking.

Then after that, they all have lunch at Takashimaya(departmentstore) at Shijokawaramachi.It is annual event as well.
Teachers and senior are taking taxis to go there,but most Geiko and Maiko are walking from Yasaka to Takashimaya through Shijo ohashi(bridge).

It is pretty surprising to see so many number of Geiko and Maiko who are wearing same Yukata and putting beautiful parasols and walking.

I think it is very important to do exactly same thing annually at the exactly same time of the year.It would keep the tradition and make unity strong.

Thank you.

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